Welcome to the website of AEGEE-Groningen, the European student travel association in Groningen! We offer you great trips, European friends, congresses and lectures in Europe, combined with awesome parties. In Groningen, AEGEE has 360 members, but all over Europe we are represented in 40 countries with 13.000 members! Are you an international student in Groningen who wants to know more? Swing by at one of our weekly Social Drinks at the Brouwerij from 10 p.m. onward, or send an e-mail to board@aegee-groningen.nl. Are you a member of another AEGEE-local and want to visit the beautiful city of Groningen? If that is the case, we would love to meet you and show you around! Contact our European Affairs Director for more information: europeanaffairs@aegee-groningen.nl.

 

A spark of Dutch creativity

There are a million ways to tell this story. There is a myriad of vignettes swirling around in my head as I see raindrops trickling down on the glass of the windows and I am taken back to Groningen and all the amazing people there. Man, where do I begin? It is extremely difficult to convey an atmosphere through words, but I am going to try my best to take … Read more

Five Days For Better Democracies

It is the year 2015 AD: Europe is detached from politics, the European Union fails to prove its legitimation and especially the European Parliament turns into a victim as only 60 percent of EU citizens go voting. They feel indifferent and bored about politics and are frustrated by a top-down governmental system. They do not identify themselves with the way of decision-making, which is applied there. This “state of post-democracy”, … Read more

Are you horny or do you want a cookie? – Two weeks of insanity in Groningen

I am floating in the sea, an ice-cold beer in my hand, watching the sun turn the sky into a shimmery pink-orange. After a cool bath in the salty waves, I warm up at the cozy campfire while my new friends share the latest romance gossip with me. This is one of many moments of an unforgettable adventure – my first Summer University in Groningen. The Motto Insane in the … Read more

Ljubljana, here we come!

On Thursday the 17th of April, AEGEE-Groningen will have their annual two-day hitchhiking competition. This year, we are going to Ljubljana, Slovenia!! We know that our members are all ready and eager to start their adventure, but is AEGEE-Ljubljana ready for us? We asked Ana Potocnik, current President of AEGEE-Ljubljana. Spoiler alert: the answer is a very big YES! Hi Ana! First of all, let’s do a little introduction. Who … Read more

Ukraine’s frustrations turn into violence in the name of the nation?

The crackdown by Ukrainian police forces has worsened up to the point of deadly casualties. Amongst the Ukrainians contesting the leadership of President Yanukovitch in the EuroMaidan protests in Kiev, and criticising his dismissal of an EU association, are many student protesters. EurActiv gives a tribune to one of them, Anna Gots. Anna Gots is participating in the euromaidan protest and is on the board of the European student forum: … Read more